Day: June 17, 2014

Christopher Titus to host Pawnography, History Channel’s Pawn Stars spin-off game show

AMC’s most-talked about shows get talk shows about them. History Channel’s Pawn Stars is letting its viewers compete with its pawn-shop stars in trivia games for their prized possessions. And it’s tapped comedian Christopher Titus to host the half-hour game show, Pawnography, which will air its first 10-episode installment, starting at 10 p.m. July 10, Thursdays after episodes of Pawn Stars. They taped the first season of Pawnography this May in Las Vegas — soliciting fans 30 and older — to compete with Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison and Austin “Chumlee” Russell, answering trivia questions for cash and prizes culled...

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Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen is recording a live album with Kill Rock Stars

After nine years of shows on two coasts, Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal’s “Hot Tub” variety show will get the double-album treatment in both vinyl record and digital formats this fall, thanks to Kill Rock Stars. They’ll be recording shows the following two Monday nights at The Virgil in Los Angeles. HOT TUB WITH KURT AND KRISTEN MONDAY, JUNE 23, 7 p.m. Hosted by Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal With Nate Bargatze, Emily Heller, Andres du Bouchet, Beth Stelling, Karen Kilgariff    *Tickets on sale Tuesday, June 17 at HOT TUB WITH KURT AND KRISTEN MONDAY, JUNE 30, 7 p.m....

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Wanda Sykes tells Seth Meyers why Last Comic Standing is invitation only now

“Don’t just show up off the street and think you’re going to come in and do some jokes. Not happening.” Wanda Sykes said nobody wants to watch a true open-call audition process for stand-up comedians on Last Comic Standing — at least not anymore, as this eighth season was invitation-only, and invited only 100 comedians to compete in televised showcases. Sykes, executive producer of Last Comic and also one of the mentors to the semifinalists and finalists, also told Seth Meyers on Late Night last night that she didn’t want viewers voting for the winners, either. “I don’t trust...

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Hari Kondabolu on Conan

Hari Kondabolu‘s stand-up theme on Monday night’s Conan was colonialism, which meant that he delivered it in English — even though the waiter spoke in Chinese, when we all know that you’re supposed to do in Rome what the Romans do. But what would Adam and Steve do? A lot of questions to cover here, and it’ll help if you’re more of a chess person than a checkers person if you want all the answers you’re seeking. King...

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Tracy Morgan and Jeffrey Millea upgraded to fair condition in recovery from Turnpike crash; Ardie Fuqua remains critical

Some encouraging news last night from New Jersey, where Tracy Morgan and his assistant, Jeffrey Millea, both were upgraded to fair condition by hospital officials. Morgan’s publicist, Lewis Kay, said: “His personality is certainly starting to come back as well.” Wish I had better news to share about Ardie Fuqua, though. Hospital officials at Robert Wood in New Brunswick said Fuqua remained in critical condition Monday night. And TMZ continued to exploit video footage of bystanders pulling Fuqua’s body from the wreckage of a deadly crash from the early morning of June 8 along the New Jersey Turnpike —...

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